Experiment #36

Experiment #36

A Chapter by Nix is typing...

An experiment gone terribly wrong...

Image result for good looking guy working in lab

Just another day in the lab

I’d gotten used to the stench of blood and urine

But the experiments were horrific

I tried to tell myself they were just data

I tried to drown out the screams

Sometimes with whiskey

Other times they echoed at night

In my dreams

Experiment 36 didn't go right

Tintinnabulation of alarms going off 

Is what hit me first

I tried to grab my data

before the explosion could reach me

The amber blast hit me second

It was preceded by a linebacker covered in pillows

I didn't even feel the burns

Not then anyway

I woke up 60 ft away

From where I had been standing

Dazed and confused

I couldn’t move

Didn't even know I was burnt

Or that my leg was broken

Responders were there

Morphine, God bless morphine

Wasn't for 2 weeks until I really got to suffer

I almost thought I wouldn't suffer much

Third-degree burns throughout my body

Had me in agonizing pain

The doctor said 85%

Including my face

"Debriding" is the word they use

But what they mean is:

"We are going to take a scouring pad to every bit of your burnt flesh"

Sure they tried to numb me

they “tried”

But I still felt every single stroke

Tears spilled out of my eyes

Which only irritated my face more

Damn salty tears running across my raw flesh 

I laid there, wishing, begging, praying for it to be over soon

But it felt like hours

It felt like goddamn days

that I laid on that cold hospital table

Being tortured 

This process was repeated

More times than I can say

Until eventually one day

They let me go home


Except for the fact

That I was a hideously deformed monster

In constant pain

I didn't want to kiss my wife

Though she said she still loved me

I just wanted to give her an excuse

To leave

The doctors gave me any drug I wanted

That good lab-grade s**t

Washed it down with a few beers

And soon enough

This twisted monster was throwing bottles at the woman he loved the most

I couldn’t stop, it was like I was watching from the outside

It was like something else was controlling my body

Was it the alcohol mixed with the Indomethacin?        

The horrible visage in the mirror

Made me imbibe these poisons

At least the tears don't hurt anymore

Rolling across my gnarled cheeks

As I sit alone in my empty living room

Lost my wife, lost my kids

Beer after beer after beer

I know I can't do it year after year

People look away

They try to hide their disgust

Just to later discuss

The hideous freak that they saw

Lost my case against the lab in court

Gonna lose my house soon if I don’t get some support

That damn lab explosion ruined my life

I’ve lost everything…

Now to just lose my life...

© 2021 Nix is typing...

Author's Note

Nix is typing...
Can y'all guess who I did this collab with?

If y'all haven't put it together yet, it was "T.S. Ulmus" !!!
Our...seventh poem? I wanna say?
I enjoyed working with you on this one, had no idea it was gonna turn out like this... but I think that our story/poem is pretty good!!

Tell us what you think of our story/poem!!

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Such a realism poem, that has probably happened to someone in the past, present or future. It’s sad to think about that with one disaster could ruin someone’s life.

Posted 2 Years Ago

This seems so random, unless..,,.are one of the two of you a science type with lab type duties? I'm curious now. I've dreamed and written lots of stuff, but never about a science lab.

Very horrific stuff!

Posted 3 Years Ago

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3 Years Ago

Welp, Ts gave me the seed, an explosion, but he had no idea what would cause it or what would happen.. read more
I can't imagine anything more painful than being burned. This was really interesting to read and devour. I like the story theme in this as well as the font used. You both did a great job. It left me wanting more.

Posted 3 Years Ago

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3 Years Ago

Thank you so very kindly, Relic!!!!!!! I don't get compliments on the font too often, I wish the caf.. read more
I read this so many times and kept getting interrupted:/ writing a story in poem form is so damn hard to do i don't think you can appreciate it until you try to write one:/ You guys did a great job of it! I knew a burn victim once and she would tell me stories of how painful it was... of how they had to scrub her flesh so frequently and reopen the same tender wounds to remove the infection I think you relayed this well in the story I imagine if I were in that situation that I probably wouldn't want to live either!

Posted 3 Years Ago

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3 Years Ago

Thank you kindly for the review, Robert!!! It makes me happy to hear your say all those things, the .. read more
A well written story my friend. I liked how you set-up and I liked the story line. You create place, accident and sad ending. Thank you my friend for sharing the amazing tale.

Posted 3 Years Ago

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3 Years Ago

Thank you, Coyote! I had a lotta fun writing this with Ts, the whole "I didn't even feel the burns, .. read more
Coyote Poetry

3 Years Ago

I enjoyed the story and you are welcome my dear friend.
Dark.. as I read the words, it played out like a movie in my mind. You're both very talented! (And if you could avoid kneeing T.S. anywhere, I'd be much obliged! 😂)

Posted 3 Years Ago

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3 Years Ago

I'm glad you could see it as a movie! I see it as one when I reread it, too. When Ts pitched me a wh.. read more
Very good this collaboration to this poem your idea or his idea.

Posted 3 Years Ago

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3 Years Ago

Thanks, Jamarr.
If your asking if the idea of this poem came from me or Ts, it came from Ts .. read more
An interesting peice of story telling. The words make me wince - good job!

Posted 3 Years Ago

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3 Years Ago

Hehe, I'm glad we got an emotion out of you :)))
Thanks for reading and reviewing!
It'.. read more
You are sick! I sent you a prompt about a kitten chasing a butterfly and you came up with this! What the hell is wrong with you?

Posted 3 Years Ago

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3 Years Ago

Ts, I don't ever wanna talk to you again!! You're such a dick, I thought this was a "COO-llab" and y.. read more
I think this is good, different from what I usually read, but really good. found it had some emotion in it

Posted 3 Years Ago

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3 Years Ago

Thanks for the read and review, Kari!! :) I'm glad you thought it was good.

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Added on February 10, 2021
Last Updated on March 12, 2021


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Athens, GA

Uh, what can I say? Hi! I'm Phoenix (Nix) 🔥 Most of my poems are in my books :) except for Phoenix Parker, that's a book I wrote last year. Most of my writing is poetry, I'm always o.. more..


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